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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

July 20, 2017

I’ve noticed that the stores are stocking their shelves with school supplies already, is it really that time already? Well, we have a local church that is providing a school supply drive as an outreach in the community.  They will be collecting new school supplies at their church from 9 to 11 a.m. every Sunday morning. All School supplies collected will be given to Beaverdam Elementary School.  Our church name is New Hope Community Church at Duke’s Chapel.  We will be starting to collect this Sunday, July 23rd and go on up until August 20th.

Zion Christian Church in Beaverdam will be celebrating Christmas in July on the 23rd in Zion’s Old Firehouse. Why celebrate Christmas only once a year? Decorations, Christmas hymns, presents, pot-luck lunch, and a Celtic Christmas concert.

Chris Lucas’ trio will share Celtic Christmas music during worship and will perform a short concert after lunch.

Special mission emphasis: toys for Hanover Safe House. We will have a “store” stocked and available where children’s items can be purchased and donated to this worthy cause.

Christmas music. Food. Giving. Free concert. Everything you love about Christmas–without the cold. Come worship with us and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child!

Zion Christian Church. 16158 Beaver Dam School Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015.

Beaverdam Ruritan Club is hosting their annual National Night Out Tuesday, August 1st from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Ruritan Park located at 18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam VA. The event is FREE and all are welcome. Hotdogs, watermelon and Icy Pops for FREE, plus a Cake Walk, Donut Eating Contest that is riot to watch! Water Balloons, Piñata and More. Fun for all ages. Information about the club on our website –   

The Beaverdam Ruritans will be hosting Cash BINGO every other month with each BINGO’s proceeds supporting local organizations. Friday, August 18th will be the next event, so mark your calendars. Doors open at 6pm with concessions ready by 6:30pm – Games start at 7pm. Admission $20.00 for 16 games. Family Friendly – Smoke Free and Yummy Cheese Fries! The club is located at 18002 Teman Road, Beaverdam, VA. More information on our website:

The Doswell Community Center is a happening place, if you are looking for something fun to do and get a little exercise in at the same time, come out on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for a fun line dance class. There is no charge, just fun and fellowship for all. Hope to see you there!

The area’s new band, CrossOver, will be returning to Fork Church on Saturday, August 12th, from 7 – 9:00 p.m., to again present The Old Dominion RE-View.  The musicians in this band have quite a broad musical background and offer everything from traditional country and 50’s rock to 40’s standards to 80’s pop, with some bluegrass, soul, western, and gospel in between.  They offer a song-packed couple of hours with an open mic opportunity for local folks to get up and sing, dance, and entertain.  This is their second appearance at Fork Church, on Old Ridge Road near Doswell.  $5 at the door, and $10 for the whole family. Hope to see you there!!

   Hanover AARP Chapter #5335 is planning a trip to Maryland Live Casino & Shopping on Tuesday, September 12th.  Boarding of the bus will be at 7:30 am leaving promptly at 8 am from the Parking Lot at Martins in Ashland, Washington Street (Route 1).  The bus will return at 8 pm same destination.  The cost will be $35.00, the Casino will give you $20.00 to play with.  A bag lunch will be provided and a shopping mall is across from the Casino.  Please call 804-798-1613 to make your reservation(s). If no one answers please leave a message with a return phone # so your call can be returned.  The deadline for reservations is August 10, 2017.  Seats are disappearing quickly so call and get your reservations in today.  It’s a great way to enjoy the day and a wonderful way to help Chapter #5335 sponsor our $500.00 scholarship each year to a graduating student from Hanover County.  A win win situation for all.  Call today 804-798-1613.

Please let me know if you have any other news you’d like to share, too, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.